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Best And Worst: Week 5

Best: Drew Brees

After that pass to Tre’Quan Smith, Drew Brees surpassed Peyton Manning as the all-time leader in passing yards with 72,103 total passing yards. That pass would also help the New Orleans Saints beat the Washington Redskins on Monday Night, 43-19.

Worst: Excessive Celebration Penalties

After Drew Brees threw his historic pass, the Saints bench came out onto the field for the obvious pre-planned celebration of Brees. Well, it was obvious to everybody except the referees who would throw a flag for most likely an excessive celebration. The refs would pick the flag up but having the audacity to throw it in the first place is what make this a worst.

Best: Graham Gano

Trailing 31-30 with six seconds to go, the Panthers would send Graham Gano out for a 63-yard attempt. Prior to this attempt, Gano’s career long was 59 back in 2011. Gano would make the field goal with plenty of room to spare, to get the Panthers past the Giants, 33-31.

Worst: Mason Crosby

Mason Crosby was the opposite of what Graham Gano was. In their 31-23 loss to the Lions, the Packers kicker missed five total field goals, including a point after attempt. Crosby missed from 41, 42, 38, and 56. If Crosby makes a few of those, especially the ones from less than 45 yards, the Packers quite possibly beat the Lions.

Best: Sean McVay

With 1:39 left leading the Seahawks 33-31 on a 4th-and-1 on their own 43, Rams coach Sean McVay went aggressive and went for it. He called Jared Goff’s number on a QB sneak and got the first down. Instead of punting and giving the Seahawks a chance to win the game, McVay trusted his offense to put the game away and ultimately was rewarded with the win.

Worst: Jason Garrett

Another opposite from the best, this time a coach not going for it on a 4th-and-short. With 5:40 remaining in overtime, the Cowboys had the ball on the Texans 42-yard-line and a 4th-and-1. Instead of going for it, Garrett called for a punt. The Texans took the ball and drove down into field goal range, setting up a game-winning from Ka’imi Fairbairn to give the Texans a 19-16 win.

 

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